03.22.11 Women Get It Right

Forbes has released its list of the Top 50 Companies for Women.  The article details several criteria used in determining with what companies women are most likely to succeed.  Interestingly, none of the criteria mention money.  Here is how they describe it:

Rankings were determined by female representation, hiring, attrition and promotion rates; access and use of retention and advancement programs, like mentoring and executive coaching; and manager training and accountability.

As you can imagine, I particularly like the underlined section!  It demonstrates that even at the highest level with the best companies, people want to believe that their company is invested in their personal success.  All the time, I get the feedback that my programs deliver that confidence and they create loyalty.